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“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”

“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”

Dei Seamans, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature

Since its release to the theaters on Sept. 8, 2017, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” has earned over $500-million at the box office, ending the 44-year reign of “The Exorcist” as the highest grossing horror film of all time. There’s something about well-made horror flicks that dr...

Creating Worlds from Nothing

Creating Worlds from Nothing

Dei Seamans, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

National Novel Writing Month, known throughout the Internet as NaNoWriMo, is an online event that lasts all of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. December through February are known as the “Now What?” months, in which the writers can take the time t...

At the End of the Hall

At the End of the Hall

Dei Seamans, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature

It had been a rainy day, but it hadn’t been depressing. The gentle humming of the car engine, the explosive sounds coming from an anime on a laptop, and the sound of friends laughing filled the air. Less than 10 seconds later, many lives were changed forever, and one life was extinguished. Throu...

From Sidelines to Headlines

From Sidelines to Headlines

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

After two years of watching from the sidelines, Colton Ward is finally getting his chance to be on the football field again. In August of 2015 Ward sustained a serious knee injury at freshman football practice that ultimately resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg. “Just to see all the...

Stepping Up to Step Down

Stepping Up to Step Down

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The match is over. The result is final. The team breaks into applause in support of one another. For the veteran player and captain of the tennis team Leah Schrass, this is one of the many reasons why tennis has drawn her back to her roots. “Something I love is that after every match we just stand and ...

Behind the Scenes: Lip Sync

Behind the Scenes: Lip Sync

Victoria Hitchcock, Feature Section Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature

Lip Synch is a much-loved production put on by Rider Theatre every year. It is exactly what it sounds like, the actors dance and lip sync to music according to the show’s theme. In year’s “Hall of Fame” Lip Synch, artists like Michael Jackson and David Bowie live on, on stage at least. With the...

Colors to Concrete

Colors to Concrete

Carson Lee, Section Editor/Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Senior

Since freshman year, Senior Class Secretary Kelsey Gutierrez has loved the idea of painting her parking spot, and in August of 2017, after several months of conversation, it all became reality. Thanks to Gutierrez, Principal Dee Palmore and the rest of the senior class officers, seniors are able to d...

Battle of the Arts 5 : Applied vs Applied

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 21, 2017


Filed under Feature

We have learned to only view the visual and musical beauties of the Fine Arts without considering that not even our acting or dancing could be art. Performing Arts aside, Battle of the Art’s next observation is of the Applied Arts which has seen to be the most neglected of the artistic perceptions. De...

Battle of the Arts 4 : Fine vs Fine

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 21, 2017


Filed under Feature

Music is a special form of art. One that is split between Performing and Fine Arts. Focusing on the Fine Art side, with the rest of Fine Arts stuck in the moment of time it is framed, music is a wavering experience that comes and goes in the moment notes leave the instrument and fade upon invisible yet exp...

A ‘Major’ Change

A ‘Major’ Change

Chris Greenwood, Co-Chief Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Feature, News, Rider Chronicle

Most days, Senior Army Instructor Robert Smith doesn't just step into his car and spend 20 minutes travelling to work. He spends about one and a half hours and crosses a state border to teach his classes. "I started getting information on JROTC about 2 years before my retirement and always, in some...

Battle of the Arts 3 : Applied vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 3 : Applied vs Performing

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Senior

This is for scientific purposes. Not research. Lol.

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Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Senior

Performing is typically an art believed to be just an art rather than Fine Art. In reality, performing makes up its own art form which is the third art category that Battle of the Arts will observe. Performing Art is debatably the only art category that can put up a challenge to the music side of Fine Arts ...

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